"I'm noticing things that are not exactly the way I want them to go in society, that the moral climate was declining."
Author Elizabeth Ward Nottrodt decided to put her beliefs and advice into a book of her own design, responding to a WestBow Press advertisement and taking a leap of faith. Eight months later, she was a published author and her debut book was in her hands.
Elizabeth Nottrodt: “There’s a lot of things that are going on that are not true, and they're repeated often enough that people believe that they are true.
And I think that's what's missing today, that what we are learning, you know, from our families - hopefully we're learning - is not reinforced.
I'm noticing things that are not exactly the way I want them to go in society, that the moral climate was declining. And all of these years have been in the back of my mind that I would like to write this book and put down the, you know, the way I thought things should go and what I thought was lacking.
I answered an ad, I don’t usually do that, but I answered an ad from WestBow publishing company. Then, one thing led to another, I signed up and within eight months I had it in my hand.
So, I’m really thrilled with the whole process.
Well, I remember the day that it came in the mail, you know, I opened the package and I put it on, laid it down on the dining room table.
I stared at it, you know, I was in awe, because all of these thoughts that I've been having all of this time it was now concrete reality, and it was sort of stunning I must say. And, then after that, it sort of relieved the pressure that I had to write things.”
Nottrodt worked through each stage of the self-publishing process with encouraging and kind WestBow Press team members who helped her ultimately publish Truth: The Golden Heresy.
"Having someone to encourage you is really important, and I like that WestBow Press did that so nicely, they never put any pressure on me."
Elizabeth Nottrodt: “One day, I was on the internet and I answered an ad. I don't usually do that, but I answered an ad from WestBow publishing company.
About a month later, someone called me from that publishing house, a really nice man. I mean, a man who really was just wanting to explain what the company did and wanted to encourage me.
So, one day he called and he said that they were having a promotion, a sale sort of, and that the price would be reduced. I took the plunge and sent the money, and once you have money in the game, that's pressure, you know.
Then, you really have to get busy and so that's essentially where the impetus came from. That and also from all of these ideas that are building up in my mind all this time.
There’s five or six different technical stages that you go through, and with every stage, you're dealing with a different person who is in charge of that.
And these people have all, every one of them, have been so nice. I mean, not just efficient, but friendly people. Having someone to encourage you is really important, and I like that WestBow Press did that so nicely, they never put any pressure on me.
They did everything to make sure that, you know, that I was happy with the results. And then, within 8 months, I had it in my hand. So, I'm really thrilled with the whole process. It was sort of stunning, I must say.”